Hla Min

Life Long Runner

Saw Maung Maung Htwe

  • Star Athlete at St. Albert’s High School, Maymyo
  • Won the Individual & Team Gold for RIT at the Inter-Institute Cross Country Event
  • Ran from his home to Gyogone Campus to attend the Reunion and Acariya Pu Zaw Pwe of the Combined 1st BE Intake of 64 and 65
  • Competed in long distance races throughout Myanmar (before the pandemic)

At 75, U Saw Maung Maung Htwe is the oldest 21k finisher of the Yoma Yangon International Marathon. He has participated each year since the marathon launched in 2013. January 2019 edition will be his 7th time. Recently we joined U Saw Maung Maung Htwe for a training session.

Undeterred by traffic and the weather, he ran for hours during a monsoon downpour. U Saw Maung Maung Htwe follows no special diet and takes no medication. He only needs a pair of sneakers, and believes that discipline is the key to his health.

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